Bruce Guile is the president and a co-founder of The New Advisory Group, Inc. He leads the company's work in R&D strategy and organizational development. Bruce has broad and deep experience helping clients leverage global research and innovation knowledge networks to reach mission-specific goals.
In 1996, Bruce joined in founding The Washington Advisory Group and served, throughout the life of the enterprise, as the company’s managing director or president. The company was dissolved in 2010 when he and many of the other principals joined The Advisory Group at Huron Consulting. Bruce left Huron Consulting Group in late 2011 to found the new company.
At the Washington Advisory Group, Bruce led business development and many of the company’s projects including, from 2006 though 2011, the group's involvement in supporting the establishment of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), a new $20 billion investment by Saudi Arabia in an internationally oriented research university. He served as the founding director of the Global Research Partnership and led the design, start-up, and first-stage management of an extensive global network of research partners working on problems of particular importance to Saudi Arabia. This involved establishing operations in Washington and London and running a global research competition to allocate $300 million for collaborative research between KAUST and leading universities around the world.
Before 1996, Bruce was the long-standing director of the Program Office of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering (NAE). He joined the NAE as a fellow in 1984 and served as the director of the office for nine years. In addition to raising grant and contract funding, and operational management of the office, Bruce served as the editor of several collections of conference papers and as staff author of more than a dozen reports on technology and competitiveness, innovation systems, and the industrial organization of research and development.
Bruce earned a BA, with honors, in English Literature and Computer Science from Heidelberg College in 1977; a Masters in Public Policy from the University of Michigan in 1979; and a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the University of California Berkeley in 1987.